With their bright orange-and-black wings, monarch butterflies are some of the most recognizable and beautiful butterflies in America. The colorful adults and striped caterpillars are welcome visitors to backyards and gardens across the country. But did you know that the monarch you spot fluttering outside today might be about to embark on a migratory journey that will take them thousands of miles away?
Hummingbirds are marvels of the sky, famed for their unique and impressive flying abilities. They may be the world’s smallest birds, but there is no risk of them flying under the radar thanks to their eye-catchingly colorful plumage. The hummingbird family is 368 species strong, in a range of shapes, sizes, and dazzling colors. They are native to the Americas, with the highest diversity around the Tropics.
Science & Religion
Many present day scientists think that religion can never come to terms with science. Studies of the relationship between religion and science have traditionally assumed that any conflict that exists is based on epistemology. This assumption is built into the history of Western academic thought, the founding of sociology itself, as well as the common definitions of religion used by social scientists.
Reading the information on a seed packet can be confusing, making it difficult to determine the best choice for vegetables or ornamental flowers. Whether you want to start seeds indoors or direct sow into the garden, it's important to pick the right seed variety to achieve the best results.
Imagine being able to add glowing plants to your plant collection. It sounds a bit crazy, but it’s actually a possibility because bioluminescent plants are the next big thing. We've seen a lot of houseplant trends come and go, but it seems like it's just the beginning for glow in the dark plants. “Bioluminescence is and always will be an eye-catching spectacle. Check out some of the glowing algae blooms in the ocean, some glowing fungi in our forests, or a swarm of fireflies on a nice summer night. Now imagine a garden that is self-illuminating at night. It’s true, you can't find bioluminescent plants in the wild, but being able to add some to your home is pretty special and a bit futuristic, too.
Life & Technology
Despite the high-profile nature of the current ‘digital divide’ debate, academic understanding of who is making little or no use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) remains weak. Indeed much of the discussion surrounding the digital divide has concentrated on the characteristics of those individuals who are using ICTs or, at best, simply pathologised the ‘have nots’ in terms of individual deficits. Yet developing a systematic and objective understanding of individuals’ non-use of new technologies constitutes a major challenge for those seeking to map and understand the social realities of the ‘information age’.
Time travel is commonly defined with David Lewis’ definition: An object time travels if and only if the difference between its departure and arrival times as measured in the surrounding world does not equal the duration of the journey undergone by the object.
You can’t go against nature, you’ve to act according to it. The animal world is a perfect example of this saying. They try to cope up with the extremities coming to haunt them each day. To stand firm against the face of death and facing them with an open heart, is in their nature. Human beings always have something for their redressal. Animals don’t. They change themselves to live in this beautiful world. Camouflaging is one of the biological ways which helps them to survive in their animal world.
When the weather gets cold, you put on a coat to keep warm. If it’s hot, you wear a hat or fan yourself to cool down. Those are both ways of adapting to your habitat. While animals don’t have clothes, they do have built-in ways of keeping the right temperature and protecting themselves in the habitat they live in.
Bioluminescence In Animals
Bioluminescence is the production of light by a living organism via a chemical reaction. Bioluminescent animals are a wonder of nature. From the common firefly to deep-sea dwellers that are rarely seen by humans, the diversity of creatures that can emit light is astonishing.
The Great Migration as it is known is the movement of a million plus wildebeest from Serengeti in Tanzania northwards into the adjoining Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. It is one of the world's most spectacular and thrilling displays of wildlife behavior. The migration takes place every year with the animal’s primal instincts guiding them towards greener pastures following the climatic rain fall patterns over the Serengeti-Maasai Mara eco system.